In Squad Deatchmatch, all players are in one of four squads, so all friendly players should have a green icon (signifying that they are in the same squad as oneself), however I was playing a Squad Deathmatch with 48 players and noticed that some of the friendly players had a blue icon instead, as if they were in another squad but on the same team. Is there any explanation for this?
The squad leader has the privilege to kick any player from their squad if wanted. They can not fully kick the player from the squad so instead the player receives the blue icon and they can not spawn on anyone from the squad. This is to make the person want to manually switch squads in order to regain spawn points.This person can still rejoin the squad whenever though, but the squad leader can still "blueberry" them from the squad once they've rejoined.